Monthly Archives: July 2015

Girl Code: An anthology by Cait Jarrod, DC Stone, Jessica Jayne and Lea Bronsen

 

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Girl Code was the best anthology I have ever read!  Four Amazing stories, with strong determined women, a BFF bond strong as nails, and sexy men who just want to love them.  You can’t help but fall in love with these women and their stories.  (Adult 18+)

My Five Star Review:

You will find four absolutely amazing stories in this anthology.  What I loved most was how they all weaved together making this book/anthology one big story revolving around four amazing, strong, loving, and loyal friends.  From the very first story, you are introduced to these amazing women and see them from each other’s eyes.  The stories are filled with struggles, passion, love and of course a big dose of happily ever after.

In Hope we meet Joey a photographer and Talon an auto mechanic.  They meet, become fast friends and share their similar backgrounds with each other.  Talon wants more than friendship and he’s hoping Joey will give it to him but a stalker gets in the way causing Talon to jump into protector mode.  It was a joy to watch their friendship turn into something more.  The “steam” factor for these two was way above the boiling point.

In Live we meet Juls a recovering drug addict and Reef an ex-drunk/Recluse of the Boise Woods.  Their story touched me the most and Juls ended up being my favorite female character.  They each struggled with the beginning phase of their life but are at the point where they want to “Live.”  Together they formed an unbreakable bond that will take them into their future and together they will help each other fight the demons of their past.

In Faith we meet Selena a Criminal Investigator with the United States Air Force and Cullen a D.C. Detective.  A bit of a mystery brings them together in Pearl, Ohio.  Cullen hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the girl he met at the pond long ago who helped him deal with a tragedy in his life but can he forgive her for disappearing after that amazing night? Selena’s mom walked out on her and her General father when she was eight years old.  If it wasn’t for meeting her “sisters” Juls, Joey, Laydi, she may not have survived her pre-teen years.  Mystery, intrigue, love, and forgiveness bring these characters back to the pond and just maybe a brighter future.

In Persistence we meet Laydi a private investigator and Andrew her Boss/CEO of Off the Record Private Investigations. Let me first say, I fell completely in love with Andrew from the moment I met him and he turned out to be my favorite male character.  An urgent call from her father brings Laydi and her new husband Andrew home to Pearl, Ohio.   As Laydi is dealing with her father, the investigation she’s working on starts to heat up while her new husband tries to keep her from throwing him out of her life.  This story has everything I love.  A dominant male trying his hardest to protect his strong, independent and brilliant woman while an investigative case blows up around them. These two are so cute.  The chemistry between them is a joy to read and their “steam” factor hits a few boiling points especially in the Jet.

It’s not often you read an anthology and truly love every story in it but I really did.  These four authors are amazing women who I’m sure will continue to give us well written, heart warming, action packed, and steamy love stories for years to come.

Thank you, Jessica, Lea, Cait and DC.

More About Girl Code:

Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

Introduction by Julie Ann Walker.

All proceeds from sales are going to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Hope by Jessica Jayne:
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

Live by Lea Bronsen:
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette “Juls” Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother’s burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love…and live.

Faith by Cait Jarrod:
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself, love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

Persistence by D.C. Stone:
Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.

Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Code-anthology-DC-Stone-ebook/dp/B00X602S8I/ref=zg_bs_11764646011_51

Find Jessica here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Jessica-Jayne/388268367912903?fref=ts

Find Lea here:

https://www.facebook.com/LeaBronsen?fref=ts

Find Cait here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cait-Jarrod-Author/500705936640529?fref=ts

Find DC here:

https://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone?fref=ts

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

******Coming Soon****** Girl Code: An Anthology

Only 9 days and Girl Code: An Anthology is Here!!!  (Publish Date: July 31, 2015)
All proceeds from sales are going to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Way to go girls!!!

Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

Introduction by Julie Ann Walker.

Hope by Jessica Jayne:
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

Live by Lea Bronsen:
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette “Juls” Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother’s burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love…and live.

Faith by Cait Jarrod:
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

Persistence by D.C. Stone:
Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.

Colors of Us (Book 1, The McAvery Brothers Series) by Sandra Bunino

About this Book:

This is an amazing first story in a three book series you are absolutely going to love! This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. (Adult 18+)

“Everything she knew to be true fell apart. Then fell apart again…Michelle Willis is running from her past. What better place to hide than in the anonymity of New York City. Finding refuge in a tiny SoHo art gallery, she rebuilds her life one painting at a time.   A wrong turn sends Hunter McAvery on a crash course with disaster. He fights his own demons by following his big brother’s lead – drinking and bed-hopping his way through Manhattan.
A glance at Michelle’s self-portrait triggers emotions Hunter can’t tamp down. Driven to meet the artist, he discovers a fiery chemistry as their lives collide. But when their past threatens to tear them apart, can their love survive?”

My Five star Review:

I read this book back in September 2014 but since I wanted to put a review on my new blog I decided I would skim the book as a refresher before I actually began typing up the review.  I skimmed the first chapter smiling the entire time but once I began chapter 2, I was reading every word.  Next thing I knew I did a complete re-read.  This book will not disappoint you!

A chance meeting at a coffee shop brings two amazing characters together in a thoroughly entertaining love story.  Michelle is an artist trying to start over in the big city.  Hunter is a born and breed New Yorker trying to get his life back under control.  They become “friends” over peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and an art project Michelle’s working on for Hunter’s older brother Alex.  The McAvery bar is one of the main focal points in this book and Sandra invites you in with each of her words making you want to take up a stool and never leave.  The secondary characters pull you in and make you beg Sandra to tell you more about them.  (So happy Alex, Miranda and Liam will have their own stories.)

The chemistry between Hunter and Michelle feels so real it’s a joy to read.  I absolutely loved Michelle’s pink gloves but you’ll need to read the story to understand what I mean.  Both characters have difficult past they’re trying to overcome and they help each other along the way.

Alex’s McAvery’s story is next and I can’t wait to get more of the bar owner and Miranda.  You are going to love the glimpse you get of the Art Gallery owner.  She is a strong, independent, no nonsense, you don’t really want to be on my bad side, kind of woman.  I loved her immediately.  So stay tuned, Passion of Us is coming soon!

For a sneak peek at Passion of Us hit the link below:

http://sandrabunino.com/2015/07/08/mid-week-tease-eyes-up-here-wip-passion-of-us/

Reading order:

Colors of Us – Hunter’s Story

Passion of Us – Alex’s Story – Coming Soon

Rhythm of Us – Liam’s Story – Coming Soon

Find Sandra Here:

https://www.facebook.com/SandraBuninoAuthor?fref=ts

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Colors-Us-McAvery-Brothers-Book-ebook/dp/B00MWFP98E/ref=sr_1_6_twi_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436371742&sr=1-6&keywords=colors+of+us